Discoveries

By Catherine Sabino Cinque Terre’s fame has brought Italy’s southern Riviera new attention, with travelers seeking out neighboring villages in search of extra helpings of rustic coastal charm. Portovenere, although an outstanding destination in its own right, has sometimes been dubbed the “sixth” of the five famed hamlets because of

By Brian E. Clark In more than two decades of living in California during my peripatetic newspaper career, I traveled the state from north to south. (East to West, too.) I called San Francisco, Nevada City, Davis, Modesto, and San Diego home and wrote about places from Mount Shasta in

By Everett Potter Prints for Wildlife, a pioneering photographic print fundraiser featuring world-class nature photographers, is returning in 2022. The organization raised $1.75 million for the non-profit African Parks as a result of two earlier print sales, selling more than 15,000 unique wildlife prints. It comes back this year with

By Sandy MacDonald Don’t tell anyone, but Nantucket was just awful this past summer. No, wait – do get the word out, because thanks to an invasion of “influencers” and their sheeplike influencees, the place was mobbed. Mile-long traffic jams became the norm – and the crescent-shaped island is only

By Everett Potter There are classic Maine resorts, and then there’s Quisisana Resort, which describes itself as an “all-inclusive musical theatre resort on Kezar Lake, Maine.” That’s true, but this nutshell description doesn’t begin to do justice to the beauty, the serene mood, the spectacular surroundings, and the doting staff

by Deborah Loeb Bohren It had been slightly more than two years since my last international adventure when I boarded the plane to Italy last month. I felt like a novice traveler again, a bit unsure between ever-changing pandemic rules and wondering if I remembered to pack everything. Luckily traveling

By Brian E. Clark On a recent balmy summer night in downtown Madison, WI, my girlfriend and I watched the sun sink into Lake Mendota from the deck of the Edgewater Hotel (theedgewater.com). The glowing red orb silhouetted a sailboat just offshore of the casually elegant hostelry’s pier before it disappeared behind

By Everett Potter Every summer brings a parade of traffic along Route 1 in Maine as travelers press onwards to the goal of so many coastal vacations, Acadia National Park. The park is spectacular, but the Bar Harbor area can also become very crowded in the summer’s heat. Few visitors

By Ann Abel It seems that just about everyone was in Mauritius at some point—Arabians in the 10th century, followed by the Malays and then the Portuguese, who named it Ilha do Cerne (“Island of the Swan”) but didn’t stick around. The Dutch colonized it, until that failed and the

By Brian E. Clark When the backcountry hut known as Francie’s Cabin opened 28 years ago in the Crystal Lakes Basin three miles south of Breckenridge, Colorado, its backers weren’t sure how many people would use it. Now, 75,000 overnights later, the 20-person hut named in honor of Frances Lockwood Bailey is